|MILWAUKEE ( LOHSE )|
ST LOUIS ( MASTERSON )
|907||MILWAUKEE||+110||Ov 7.5,-105||-125||Ov 7.5,-105|
|908||ST LOUIS||-120||Un 7.5,-115||+115||Un 7.5,-115|
|vs Right-handed Starters||43-39||-0.1||43-38||4.3||0.256||0.306||4.2||0.244||0.297|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-0.5||1-6||3.0||0.199||0.258||2.6||0.227||0.300|
|vs Right-handed Starters||45-36||+1.2||33-44||3.5||0.249||0.306||3.4||0.234||0.299|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.5||5-2||3.6||0.244||0.303||4.9||0.265||0.320|
|7/19/2014||GARZA(R)||@ WASHINGTON||ROARK(R)||3-8||L||115||7.5 un||O||9||6||1||12||8||2|
|7/20/2014||GALLARDO(R)||@ WASHINGTON||GONZALEZ(L)||4-5||L||115||7.5 ev||O||7||8||0||12||8||1|
|7/24/2014||GARZA(R)||NY METS||GEE(R)||9-1||W||-155||7.5 ov||O||10||3||0||2||3||0|
|7/25/2014||GALLARDO(R)||NY METS||WHEELER(R)||2-3||L||-120||7.5 ov||U||4||9||0||8||5||2|
|7/26/2014||PERALTA(R)||NY METS||NIESE(L)||5-2||W||-160||8 ov||U||8||5||0||8||9||0|
|7/27/2014||NELSON(R)||NY METS||DEGROM(R)||0-2||L||-130||8.5 un||U||6||8||2||7||7||1|
|7/28/2014||LOHSE(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||ODORIZZI(R)||1-2||L||130||7 un||U||3||2||0||6||6||0|
|7/29/2014||GARZA(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||COBB(R)||1-5||L||145||7 un||U||3||2||0||8||5||0|
|7/30/2014||GALLARDO(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||PRICE(L)||5-0||W||155||7 un||U||9||7||0||7||7||1|
|8/1/2014||PERALTA(R)||@ ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)||7-4||W||145||7 un||O||12||12||0||6||7||1|
|8/2/2014||LOHSE(R)||@ ST LOUIS||MASTERSON(R)|| |
|8/3/2014||GARZA(R)||@ ST LOUIS||LACKEY(R)|| |
|8/5/2014||NELSON(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)|| |
|8/6/2014||GALLARDO(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||VOGELSONG(R)|| |
|8/7/2014||PERALTA(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||PEAVY(R)|| |
|8/8/2014||LOHSE(R)||LA DODGERS||BECKETT(R)|| |
|8/9/2014|| ||LA DODGERS|| || |
|7/19/2014||KELLY(R)||LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)||4-2||W||+140||7.5 un||U||8||8||1||6||5||2|
|7/20/2014||MARTINEZ(R)||LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)||3-4||L||+160||6.5 un||O||7||5||0||11||9||0|
|7/22/2014||WAINWRIGHT(R)||TAMPA BAY||ODORIZZI(R)||2-7||L||-140||7 un||O||7||9||1||7||7||0|
|7/23/2014||LYNN(R)||TAMPA BAY||COBB(R)||0-3||L||+110||7 un||U||5||4||1||8||11||0|
|7/25/2014||KELLY(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||WOOD(L)||6-7||L||-110||9.5 ev||O||12||8||1||11||9||2|
|7/26/2014||MILLER(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||ARRIETA(R)||6-3||W||120||8.5 ov||O||8||7||0||8||4||1|
|7/27/2014||WAINWRIGHT(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||HENDRICKS(R)||1-0||W||-155||7.5 ov||U||9||5||0||6||7||0|
|7/29/2014||LYNN(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)||1-3||L||110||6 ov||U||6||10||3||6||9||0|
|7/30/2014||KELLY(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||HAHN(R)||1-12||L||105||6.5 un||O||6||5||0||16||6||0|
|7/31/2014||MILLER(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||DESPAIGNE(R)||6-2||W||-110||7.5 un||O||10||5||0||3||1||0|
|8/6/2014||MILLER(R)||BOSTON|| || |
|8/8/2014||MASTERSON(R)||@ BALTIMORE||TILLMAN(R)|| |
|8/9/2014|| ||@ BALTIMORE|| || |
|MILWAUKEE: MILWAUKEE (AP) - Two pitches into his spring training return, the Brewers' most important player tried to prove his point.|
Home run, Ryan Braun.
Now let's see how he fares when the games count.
Bolstered by the return of Braun from a 65-game doping suspension and the signing of free-agent starter Matt Garza, Milwaukee enters the 2014 season hoping it has the pieces to contend again in the competitive NL Central.
Braun has vowed to return to his 2011 MVP form.
''I think the expectation is to have an opportunity to compete to get back to the playoffs. That's our goal, I think it's realistic,'' Braun said during spring training in Phoenix.
Staying healthy would help, too. Besides Braun's suspension, injuries sapped much of the Brewers' power last year with projected 3-4-5 hitters Braun, Aramis Ramirez and Corey Hart each missing various lengths of time. Hart never played because of a knee injury.
Hart is gone, but Braun and Ramirez are back and bolstered by new team cornerstones who emerged last season in Carlos Gomez, Jean Segura and Jonathan Lucroy.
|ST LOUIS: ST. LOUIS (AP) - Last October, the St. Louis Cardinals were sufficiently flush with arms that they carried rookie Shelby Miller and deposed closer Edward Mujica in ceremonial roles and made it to Game 6 of the World Series against Boston.|
After leading major league rookies with 15 wins, Miller was limited to one postseason inning due to concerns about a heavy workload. Mujica was used only in mop-up duty after mid-September.
The National League champions are perhaps even deeper, across the board, entering opening day March 31 at Cincinnati. The team that tied for the major league high with 97 wins has a surplus of viable candidates.
''I think we have the potential to be great,'' said ace Adam Wainwright, who won 19 games and finished second in NL Cy Young balloting. ''We just have to go out there, not listen to the hype, and perform.''
The 32-year-old Wainwright qualifies as the grizzled leader of a rotation that could include three members coming off big rookie debuts. Michael Wacha was a postseason sensation and the NLCS MVP, Miller went wire-to-wire as the fifth starter and Carlos Martinez, who's had an impressive spring, moved into the setup role when fellow rookie Trevor Rosenthal took over as closer.
Wacha and Martinez are 22, Miller and Rosenthal just 23.
There's also 15-game winner Lance Lynn, who struck out 10 in four innings of his last spring training start, and lefty Jaime Garcia could fit into the mix sometime in April coming off shoulder surgery. And don't forget Joe Kelly, another rookie who won 10 games and was the rotation's strongest starter much of the second half.
And one of the National League's best lineups, too.
Much is expected from a loyal fan base that extends several states, and that's OK.
''Our expectations,'' Lynn said, ''are higher than theirs.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (MILWAUKEE-ST LOUIS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Brewers-Cardinals Preview* ===========================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
Milwaukee (60-49) at St. Louis (57-50), 7:15 p.m. EDT
Before St. Louis' prized trade deadline acquisition makes his Cardinals debut, the other pitcher they recently added looks to help his new club avoid extending its season-high home skid to five games.
Justin Masterson hopes a new setting will help turn around his rough season starting Saturday night against the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers.
St. Louis (57-51) acquired John Lackey from Boston for starter Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig on Thursday, one day after it picked up Masterson from Cleveland for a prospect. Lackey is scheduled to start Sunday's series finale.
A season after recording a career-high 14 wins and earning an All-Star nod, Masterson went 4-6 with a 5.51 ERA in 19 starts for the Indians this year.
"Yes, the numbers don't quite look the same as what they looked last year, but we're talking a year ago," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "Still, good movement, he's able to attack the strike zone. We can see there's a lot of potential here to help us out."
A free agent at the end of the season, Masterson's time in St. Louis could be limited if he doesn't improve now that he's back on the mound for the first time since going on the disabled list July 8 with knee inflammation. He went 0-2 with a 9.50 ERA in his last five starts, and yielded 13 runs, 20 hits and 10 walks over nine innings in the last three.
"If we have an opportunity here to put our best foot forward, we'll see how we can help him," Matheny told MLB's official website.
"Hopefully it brings out the best."
Masterson makes his first appearance versus Milwaukee (61-49), which didn't make nearly as big a deadline splash as the Cardinals but has a three-game advantage over third-place St. Louis following Friday's 7-4 victory.
Outfielder Gerardo Parra, whom Milwaukee acquired from Arizona for two prospects Thursday and is 2 for 3 versus Masterson, could start after coming off the bench and striking out in his only at-bat Friday.
"With St. Louis, it was a great pickup for those two guys," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "Saying that, I know (Milwaukee general manager) Doug (Melvin) was on the phone making calls and I know what people were asking for in return, and for me it didn't make sense."
Aramis Ramirez homered for one of his three hits and had two RBIs for the Brewers, who handed St. Louis its seventh loss in 10 games by improving to 3-1 this season at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals have been outscored 21-9 during their four-game home slide.
Ramirez is batting .414 with two home runs and seven RBIs in eight games versus St. Louis this season.
Ex-Cardinal Kyle Lohse (11-5, 3.07 ERA) is 2-1 with a 1.83 ERA since posting a 4.85 ERA and dropping his last two starts prior to the All-Star break. He allowed two runs in six innings of a 2-1 loss at Tampa Bay on Monday.
The right-hander is 1-3 with a 4.80 ERA in five starts against the Cardinals since signing with Milwaukee last March.
Matt Holliday is 3 for his last 14 with a home run versus Lohse, but is batting .389 with two homers in four home games versus Milwaukee in 2014.
Teammate Matt Carpenter is batting .417 with seven RBIs in nine games, but is 1 for 11 against Lohse.
Milwaukee's Lyle Overbay is 1 for 16 in his last nine, but 6 for 11 with two walks versus Masterson.
|Last Updated: 9/16/2014 10:34:18 PM EST|